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Peach Basil Salsa

Peach and Basil Salsa. At its summer fresh best! This salsa is so easy to make and is terrific on grilled chicken or pork as well as summer salads, as a wonderfully flavourful alternative to oily salad dressing.

Peach Basil Salsa in a clear class serving dish with tortilla chips

Peach Basil Salsa

Originally published June 2013.

For a savoury use of one of my favourite summer fruits, try this amazing Peach Basil Salsa.

You may have noticed that I have a real love of peaches. There are quite a number of fantastic peach desserts on this website but one of my favourite salsas is also made from one of summer’s perfect fruits.

close up of peaches on market stand. Stock Photo

Peaches at their summer best.

The ingredients here all work together extremely well. From the fresh grated ginger to the sweet, spicy sriracha sauce, they all meld together particularly well.

We use this salsa on its own with some multi-grain baked tortilla chips for a healthy snack or great party food addition. It also goes wonderfully well with grilled fish, pork chops and as the photo below shows on barbecued chicken.

Peach Basil Salsa on Blueberry BBQ chicken breast

Peach Basil Salsa on Blueberry BBQ chicken breast.

We used our delicious Blueberry Barbecue Sauce on this occasion, which was a particularly good flavour combination.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce shown finished including all of the ingredients in the sauce.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

We have more side dish inspiration including everything from baked beans & corn bread to deliciously different potato and pasta salads. Be sure to check them all out in our collection of 26 Best BBQ Side Dishes too. 

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26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes

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Peach Basil Salsa in a clear class serving dish with tortilla chips
Yield: 12 servings

Peach and Basil Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Peach and Basil Salsa - a refreshingly delicious combination of two of summer's best flavors. Delectable on grilled chicken or pork.


  • 6 peaches, washed and diced small, skins on
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 small red pepper diced small
  • 1/2 red onion, diced small
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce, or other sweet chili pr hot sauce; more or less to taste
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Toss all ingredients together well and let stand for at least a half hour stirring occasionally before serving.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 269mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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